Stacey Loscalzo

Feb 11

Camera in Hand

by Stacey

IMG_4446I don’t know who said, “The best camera is the one that you have with you.” but it sure is true. Last year I began to really use the camera on my iPhone and it has completely changed the way I take pictures. I have a ‘real’ camera too that I love but in truth, I don’t bring it with me everywhere. My iPhone, though… Well, it is like my right hand. And this means that I have a camera with my all the time. And because of that, I find myself stopping to notice things that might otherwise pass me by.

For example, the car pictured above.

Last week, Katherine and I were leaving her orthodontist’s appointment and this car was parked next to us. I knew I couldn’t leave without taking a picture of it and I’m so glad I did. The whole front of the car was covered in this print and a painted tail wrapped behind the car. Katherine and I spent the ride home trying to guess what would make a person decorate their car in such a way.

Much like writing, taking pictures has become a way for me to journal and to remember. I find when I look back, it is the small stuff like this that I am glad I captured. The ‘big stuff’ tends to stay in my head but the small stuff may fade. With my camera, I can hold on to images and memories that might otherwise have disappeared. For that I am glad.



  1. I love finding random stuff like this that brightens my day!

  2. Tamara says:

    I’m currently writing an article for BlogHer on how to best use an iPhone. I’m in total agreement that having one is a photography learning experiment all on its own! I have a big professional camera with manual settings and complex lenses. Often in public, I just like to shoot an iPhone photo, share it quickly and call it a day!

  3. Shana Norris says:

    Stacey, do you have any recommended resources for improving iPhone photography?  Of course I’ll be reading Tamara’s article when it comes out 🙂 

  4. Allie says:

    Oh my Stacey – my son is a huge Nascar fan – he loves cars and racing. I showed him this picture and he thought it was so cool. Yes, trapped in the house with four kids this week, due to the ice storm. I’m actually sharing logs with them:)!

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